What it was like to fly — and land — in Alaska Airlines’ first commercial 737-MAX 9 flight


Sunrise as viewed from the Alaska Airlines Flight 482 in Seattle on a 737-MAX 9 flight, with Mount Rainier and an Amazon Prime cargo jet in the distance. We believe Boeing has made the required, necessary updates,” the airline says. Tech 737 MAX aerospace Alaska Airlines Boeing

Tech Moves: WTIA elects new board leadership; Adriane Brown joins American Airlines board


Seattle venture capitalist Adriane Brown is joining the board of American Airlines Group, one of the largest airlines in the world. From left to right: Dave Cotter and Kristen Forecki (Dave Cotter and Convoy Photos). —


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CIOs Struggle To Keep Their Airlines In The Air

The Accidental Successful CIO

Airlines run on their IT systems and CIOs have to keep these running. However, when it comes to airlines, their CIOs are spending their time thinking about more practical things like just exactly how to go about keeping their critical IT systems up and running. The Challenge Of Running An Airline. Just in case you were not aware of it, it turns out that running an airline is really hard work. How To Fix The Airlines’s IT Problems.

What Can A CIO Do About The Problem Of Airline Overbooking?

The Accidental Successful CIO

Times have been tough for United airlines in the past. A bit before that the airline had had to delay 500 of their flights because of a second glitch in two weeks of the computer systems that run the airline. The issue of overbooking on airline flights has become a bigger deal because right now the airline industry is experiencing a surge in passengers. United airlines has been dealing with some bad press as of late.

Airline CIOs Show How To Move From The Old To The New

The Accidental Successful CIO

Combining airlines can teach CIO some lessons Image Credit: Luke Ma. Just imagine if you were handed the additional responsibility of creating a plan to merge the IT operations of two large airlines. In late 2013 American Airlines announced that it was buying US Airways. Both of these firms were very large and each of them had developed their own IT infrastructure to handle such tasks as keeping track of frequent flier programs and allowing reservations to be made.

Cost-Cutting and Technology Investments in the Airline Industry

Perficient Data & Analytics

Fuel costs – the number-one non-labor expense for airlines – can only be hedged to the degree the petroleum market allows and that is by and large outside the control of airlines. When speaking about airports, Steve Priest, JetBlue’s CFO, said the airline has “now deployed self-tagging technology in 12 lobbies.” Notably, in December 2016 JetBlue announced a structural cost program aimed at generating $250-$300 million in cost savings by 2020.

Boeing CEO tells NBC that pandemic is ‘likely’ to put a major U.S. airline out of business


airline will “most likely” go out of business due to fallout from the coronavirus outbreak. air carriers , including Seattle-based Alaska Air, are among airlines that have applied for federal assistance through a $25 billion payroll support program.

Aircraft Cybersecurity: New Report About the FAA

SecureWorld News

In an interview at our own SecureWorld Cincinnati conference, Deneen DeFiore, former VP & CISO at GE Aviation and current CISO at United Airlines, discussed the importance of cybersecurity and aviation. Featured Risk Management Cybersecurity Airline Security Original Content

iPads and Airplanes

CIO Dashboard

With wifi on more and more planes, I was wondering when the airlines (when I say airlines, I mean AA, since I’m locked in at DFW) will equip their planes and pilots/flight attendants with wireless devices too? Airline Uses for iPads In-Flight. What could an airline accomplish with iPads in-flight? offer frequent flyer program enrollment.

5 Things We Learned About The Untapped Potential Of Loyalty Programs To Improve CX

Forrester's Customer Insights

we were excited to have our colleague, Principal Analyst Emily Collins join us to talk about loyalty programs, and their influence on customer experience. Here are 5 things I learned during our conversation: Airlines started it. Loyalty programs started 30 plus years ago in the airline industry, as a reaction to deregulation. In Episode 154 of CX Cast (subscribe!),

The many private companies in charge of vaccine passports

Mashable VR

This is partially in service of the idea of "vaccine passports," or digital records that would allow stadiums, airlines, restaurants, or other businesses to make sure people are vaccinated before entering. Your COVID vaccine data might be flowing to private companies without your knowledge.

Customer Service Trouble: Changing Flights on Continental - Social.

Social, Agile and Transformation

Folks, thats exactly what I saw last Thursday night when I flied from Newark to Charlotte on Continental Airlines. Shifting to a Market, Program, and Platform Organization. Social, Agile, and Transformation. I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 and business transformation.

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Gogo sells commercial in-flight internet business to bankrupt satellite provider

The Verge

Gogo, the in-flight internet provider, has found a buyer for its commercial airline business. The commercial airline business will remain independent and headquartered in Chicago, the companies said.

Global Connected Aircraft Conference: 8-10 June in Chantilly VA


More on the event: The Global Connected Aircraft Summit provides airlines, operators, integrators, and technology vendors complete connected solutions – from ground to air and from nose to tail. For the 2015 Global Connected Aircraft Summit, we’ve expanded to a third day of panels and sessions in addition to creating the 2015 Advisory Board to give airline and connectivity industry insight when creating the optimal program.

Tech Moves: AWS names first head of space policy; WeWork Labs leader joins Alexa Fund; Moz co-founder leaves board


Grady previously led product marketing for Microsoft Azure and multiple worldwide startup programs at Microsoft. Programs, will serve as acting director while a search for a new director takes place. under a trial program that lets small delivery drones fly beyond visual line of sight.

Boeing agrees to pay $2.5B to resolve criminal fraud case in 737 MAX crisis


Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO, Tewolde GebreMariam, visits the site of a catastrophic 737 MAX airplane crash Ethiopia just after the March 2019 incident. Ethiopian Airlines Photo via Twitter).

Year in Aerospace: The comeback begins for Boeing and for American spaceflight


An American Airlines 737 MAX 8 jet takes off on a test flight from Dallas-Fort Worth to Tulsa, Okla., American Airlines Photo). Boeing had to revamp the system and rework pilot training routines in cooperation with airlines.

Zipline and Walmart to launch drone deliveries of health and wellness products

The Verge

The program is for on-demand deliveries of health and wellness products and will begin in a trial early next year near Walmart’s headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas. The pilot program with Zipline is the latest of Walmart’s moves toward wider drone use. Zipline.

Bill Gates boosts his backing for ZeroAvia hybrid aviation venture — and for Biden’s energy plan


Artwork shows a commercial airliner with a hydrogen-electric powertrain. To serve that market, the company is kicking off a development program for a 2-megawatt powertrain. ZeroAvia via PR Newswire).

Fed Tech News Roundup


arms program found vulnerable to cyber attacks ThreatBrief (Yesterday) - Reuters reports that Nearly every U.S. arms program found vulnerable to cyber attacks From the report: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Nearly every U.S. weapons program tested in fiscal 2014 showed.

Health benefits tech company Accolade sees revenue rise 24% to $36.8M, but stock dips


” Accolade, with headquarters in Seattle and Philadelphia, has customers including Comcast Cable, American Airlines, Lowe’s, and State Farm. Health benefits technology company Accolade saw revenue rise 24% in the most recent quarter as telehealth usage surges amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

10 Tips On How To Save Money For Travel


Travel rewards can reduce the cost for airline tickets and hotel reservations. Airlines such as JetBlue offer travel rewards to loyal members. You can sign up for their True Blue program and earn points that can be used towards an airline ticket.

Boeing resumes production of its troubled 737 Max airplane

The Verge

We’ve been on a continuous journey to evolve our production system and make it even stronger,” said Walt Odisho, vice president and general manager of the 737 program, in a statement. Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images.

Walmart begins testing drone deliveries for household goods and groceries

The Verge

Walmart has started making its first deliveries by drone, launching a small pilot program this week in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Walmart’s packages will be delivered by drones operated by Israeli firm Flytrex. Image: Flytrex.

Stand By For Reporting From the Intelligence and National Security Summit 18-19 Sep 2014 #Intelligence2014


United Airlines. Deputy Director for Intelligence for Strategic Programs. Deputy Program Manager. Office of the Program Manager, Information Sharing Environment. Assistant Director for Intelligence Programs and National Security Systems. Program Manager, Office of Smart Collection. Program and Consulting Director of Insider Threat Management and Strategic Threat Intelligence. Senior Manager, CERT Program. Program Manager.

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Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson joins board of Seattle customer intelligence startup Amperity


Founded in 2016, Amperity has attracted brands such as Alaska Airlines, Patagonia, Kroger, and others that use the company’s software to fine-tune their targeted marketing campaigns by connecting disparate data sources about individual customer habits.

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Health benefits platform Accolade will pay $460M to acquire telemedicine startup 2nd.MD


Earlier in 2020 Singh said some of its biggest customers such as airlines were impacted severely by COVID-19, which could negatively impact the company’s member base and revenue. Raj Singh, CEO of Accolade, speaks at the GeekWire Summit. GeekWire Photo / Dan DeLong).

Health tech company Accolade boosts revenue 25% in first report since IPO, as COVID-19 roils industry


Some of the company’s biggest customers, such as American Airlines, have been impacted severely by COVID-19. Airlines represented 22% of Accolade’s revenues in its last fiscal year, and job cuts in the sector could negatively impact the company’s member base and revenue.

How the commercialization of bug bounties is creating more vulnerabilities

The Verge

Moussouris has a long history in computer security, working at Microsoft and the Department of Defense creating their first bug bounty programs to incentivize catching and reporting security bugs and vulnerabilities in software systems. That’s United Airlines.

It’s More Than Technology in the Car Rental Industry

Perficient Data & Analytics

Transformation initiatives also require the development, implementation, and execution of strategies and programs capable of delivering operational efficiency, reducing expenses, and increasing revenue. hotels, airlines). It could be a program meant to invest more resources in specific franchises based on individual performance, with the goal of maximizing a company’s return on investment.

Fed News Roundup 13 July 2015


While a few top-tier programs get the cream of the crop. Probably not ThreatBrief (2 days ago) - Read why Vikram Manasharamani thinks the last weeks cyber debacles at NYSE, United Airlines and Wall Street Journal were not a creepy cyber coincidence on PBS : On Thursday, United.

The FAA is opening the door a crack for self-flying drones like Skydio to reach their potential

The Verge

Last October, the UPS won FAA approval to operate a “drone airline” with a Part 135 Standard certification, allowing its delivery drones to fly beyond visual line of sight. Even then, that “Tactical Beyond Visual Line of Sight” program for first responders (which doesn’t actually require a Skydio drone, here’s the PDF ) required operators to be flying as a public safety operator under Part 91 — an authorization not just anyone can get. Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge.

Silver Lake makes another travel bet, leads $108M investment in vacation rental platform Vacasa


Vacasa recently launched a new program called Vacasa Premium Clean that meets or exceeds CDC recommendations. The pandemic has rocked the travel industry, from airline companies to hotels to tech giants such as Expedia Group. (Vacasa Image).

The Sony Hack in Context


For example, the massive compromise of NSA programs by Edward Snowden, due to inadequate network security safeguards at NSA, has undermined a stunning range of intelligence collection programs and capabilities; alienated some of our closest allies; severely damaged US industry cooperation with Uncle Sam and caused communications vendors around the world to adopt encryption standards that make US intelligence collection fundamentally more difficult and expensive. By Chris Mellon.

As-Salaam-Alaikum: The cloud arrives in the Middle East!

All Things Distributed

We have supported the development of technology skills across the region with Training and Certification programs to help customers develop skills to design, deploy, and operate their infrastructure and applications on the AWS Cloud. We run a range of programs to give people cloud skills, from AWSome Days – a one-day workshop-based training for technical professionals - to online resources such as webinars, whitepapers, articles, and tutorials that help to educate people about AWS.

Why the Internet of Things is also Industry 4.0

The Investing Edge

Boeing is thought to be headed towards a model of providing airlines with hours of flight time. It is also being supported by software companies that are increasingly imbedding agents and sensors to monitor user characteristics and identify unauthorized copying of software programs. This post is the second installment of a three-part series on the Internet of Things. The first post can be found here.

Why Aren’t Our Networks Staying Up?

The Accidental Successful CIO

In the first half of 2015 alone the NYSE halted trading because of a technical glitch and United Airlines had to ground all of their airlines because of problems with a program that scheduled pilots. Things don’t seem to work as well as they used to Image Credit: Bob Mical. Does anyone besides me remember the phone system? You could be just about anywhere in the world at any time and you could pick up a phone, call someone, and your call would go right through.

Fountainhead: The Growth of Data Growth: My Digital Contrail


Go to the store: data streams initiated and stored from a simple credit card transaction; product inventory changes; buying patterns stored and allocated to individual affinity discount programs. Plan some travel: Airline reservations & pricing systems such as SABRE ticketing; airline tracking databases; TSA flyer database updates & analysis. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Fountainhead. Insights into Data Center Infrastructure, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing.

From Microsoft VP to law student: What this exec’s career transition says about AI and the law


She’s at George Washington University in a pre-med program. You’ve got an aircraft maybe made in one or more states, delivered to either the military or an airline that’s operating in another state, they may have their headquarters in yet another state.

Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of May 10, 2020


airline out of business. Jay Inslee said Tuesday that the state’s contact tracing team will be in place by the end of the week and revealed other details of the program, which is seen as essential to re-opening the state’s economy.

Luni Libes’ Fledge accelerator takes flight as socially conscious investing keeps growing


Libes had been involved with Bainbridge Graduate Institute (now Presidio Graduate School ), a program focused on how to use capitalism for social and environmental benefit. The startups are expected to buy back the equity from the program over time.

Just Exactly How Much Should You Be Paying Your Workers?

The Accidental Successful CIO

What IT departments want to do going forward is to create compensation programs that will allow them to minimize discrimination. Firms need to create compensation programs. carrier, Delta airlines, suffered a major melt down when their headquarters experienced a power outage. The question is are you paying too much or too little? Image Credit: Refracted Moments™.

AI for everyone - How companies can benefit from the advance of machine learning

All Things Distributed

For example programming interfaces that developers can use to analyze images, change text into true-to-life language or create chatbots. Airlines or rail transport companies could also use this for their quality control by running an algorithm based on the image data of the freight; the algorithm would recognize damaged goods and automatically sort them out.